asked the Minister of War Transport, in view of the refusal of a road service licence for theNorthampton Corporation to extend their omnibus service to the area of Kingsthorpe cemetery, the White Hills Estate and Harborough Road, and in view of the inability of the United Counties Omnibus Company Limited to pick up or set down passengers elsewhere within the Borough of Northampton than at their terminus, what steps he is taking to provide omnibus services for the inhabitants of the above-mentioned area to various points in the borough.
§ Mr. Barnes
The United Counties Omnibus Company who operate toWhite Hills are permitted to pick up passengers at points in Northampton for setting down at the Royal Oak inn or beyond, and to set down at points in the borough passengers taken up at the Royal Oak inn or north thereof. Endeavours are being1678W made to improve the service and I will communicate further with my hon.Friend.
§ Mr. Pickthorn
asked the Minister of War Transport, on whose instructions Regional Transport Commissioners are issuing no-standing rules for omnibuses in the provinces.
§ Mr. Barnes
I am sending the hon. Member a copy of the arrangements agreed in the Eastern Region, from which he will see that no rule forbidding standing passengers is being issued by the Regional Transport Commissioner, but that some modification of the numbers to be carried are being effected where the circumstances justify..